Glass perfume bottle

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and cut
Dimensions:
H.: 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.194.162
Not on view
Translucent pale and streaky purple.
Rim folded out, round and in, flattened on top, forming fine outer lip; cylindrical neck; squat globular body; slightly concave bottom.
On upper body, one horizontal wheel-cut groove.
Intact; many bubbles and blowing striations; deep pitting and weathering, iridescence, and small patches of thick weathering on rim and neck.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1903. Collection Julien Gréau. Verrerie antique, émaillerie et poterie appartenant à M. John Pierpont Morgan no. 1654, p. 223, Paris.